CTV Tech Talk Dash Cameras

This time on CTV Tech talk we looked at a variety of dash cameras.

To read more on how to choose a dash camera read our blog on dashcam basics here.

To enter to win one of today’s three prizes, please scroll down.

The cameras we featured on Tech Talk are:

Papago GoSafe 760

papago gosafe 760 dash camera dashcamThis camera has a front-facing and rear-facing camera so you’ve always got a look at what’s happening around you. Check out the full review of this dashcam here.

Thinkware X350

thinkware dash camera x350 dashcam bestThe Thinkware HD lets you connect your smartphone to your dashcam using Wifi.  it’s got some other cool features too. Read the full review here.

Cobra Drive HD

dash cam why tips dash cameraCobra has two dashcam options; a front-only camera and a front and rear option. The camera’s compact size helps keep it out of the way of your field of vision, while the suction mount lets you move it around as you need to.

Full review of the Cobra cameras coming soon.


thinkware dash camera x350 dashcam best golukThis tiny lipstick-sized camera doesn’t have a viewing screen, but it does have Wi-Fi connectivity. Our full review of the Goluk camera is coming so check back soon.

Want to enter to win one of the dash cameras we featured?

**CLOSED**CONTEST – Win 1 of 2 Cobra Drive HD dashcams or a Thinkware X350 dashcam!

***CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to Gary Williamson, David McAllister and Joanne Rasmussen all of Calgary on their wins. ***To enter, please write a (preferably nice!) comment in the comments section below and don’t forget to use one of today’s keywords. *Please note you must be able to come to CTV Calgary studios to pick up your prize.

You may enter today until midnight. Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday September 12th, 2017. One entry per person. Duplicate/additional entries on the same day will be discarded.

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Winner must be able to come to CTV Calgary studios in SW Calgary to pick up their prize within 30 days.

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I’ll pick one winner at random from among all the website entries. Only 1 entry per person, per day please; duplicate entries will be discarded.
Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday September 12th, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Not valid in Quebec.
1 winner will receive 1 Cobra Drive HD dash camera, 1 winner will receive 1 Cobra Drive HD Dual camera Dashcam kit and 1 winner will receive a Thinkware X350 Dashcam.

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150 thoughts on “CTV Tech Talk Dash Cameras

  1. Thank you Erin for all your hard work! You take the guess work out of things and it’s nice that the pro’s and con’s of a product in the top brands are all in one spot! You’re the best!

  2. I’ve actually been thinking about getting one of these for a while. COBRA and THINKWARE will definitely be on the list to check out.

  3. Your blog and morning show demo of the dash cams was very informative and had valuable information. Thank you. Kelly word: cobra.

  4. I enjoyed the review on CTV news this morning. I’ve been looking to get a dashcam for quite some time and your have helped tremendously with the decision.


  5. Thanks for the info on the COBRA and THINKWARE materials! Always good to protect yourself with some good technology!

  6. Another great segment on Cobra and Thinkware etc. Dashcams. I keep telling myself I need to get one for my truck. Keep up the good work!

  7. Great segment! I would love to try out the thinkware or the cobra, I’ve never tried a dashcam but this made me want to!

  8. Thanks for all the information on the Cobra and Thinkware dashcams. I have been thinking of getting one and this is most helpful.

  9. Great story! Been looking at dash cams for some time. Would love to win the “Cobra”or “Thinkware”.

  10. Hi Erin – great segment on Thinkware and Cobra dash cams today. Hadn’t really thought about one but these seem really easy. Thanks!

  11. Really enjoyed your segment on dash cameras this morning. I would love to have one of these. I am a senior female and the sole driver as my husband had a stroke. I would feel more comfortable backing put of our driveway if I had a rear view camera. Thank you. Have a great day. Key word. Cobra

  12. Thanks for a quick summary regarding the dash cams. I’ve been wanting to investigate further, but didn’t know where to start. Now, I can do more research on the Cobra and or Thinkware. 🙂 Take care Erin.

  13. Having been involved in some instances with other vehicles, I would love to have something like the Cobra or Thinkware in my vehicle. Great, informative information this morning! Thank you

  14. Thanks for explaining things so clearly and consisly. I’m a tech phobe, and always get so flustered and feel so dumb when having to buy tech ware in the store. With your blog and explanations…I feel much more prepared and in charge…and not so dumb! 😀

    1. Thanks for explaining things so clearly and consisly. I’m a tech phobe, and always get so flustered and feel so dumb when having to buy tech ware in the store. With your blog and explanations…I feel much more prepared and in charge…and not so dumb. Sorry getting flustered again, forgot: Cobra & Thinkware!

  15. Hi Erin,

    I saw your segment on CTV Morning which included the Cobra and Thinkware dashcameras. Thank you for showing off some of the many options. It really helps to narrow down the choice of which dashcam to get!

  16. I was so happy to see this review of dash cams this morning on CTV. I’ve interested in getting one for some time. Thank you Erin for suggesting dash cams like Cobra and Thinkware. 👍

  17. Just woke up for a coffee, of course, got a cobra family radio too the first thing came up in my mind :-), TV is on CTV and see Erin right in, keep up the good work girl!

  18. Great segment this morning, I’ve been looking at a dash cam for a while. It looks like the cobra could be the one for me, but I also like the wifi connected ones.

  19. Hello Erin. Very relevant review. Nicely done! Review show the key features ppl should consider like video looping and auto on and off. I would love to win the “Thinkware” as it’s got some cool features like Wi-Fi connection.

  20. Always look forward to your spots on the morning news. Very informative information on the latest technology! Especially like the Thinkware 350.

  21. Erin thanks for the dashcam info . Your synopses save me time by focusing my purchase research on top brands & my price range

  22. Thank you Erin. Very interesting segment on dashcams. I’ve been thinking about buying one. Now I know a lot more about them thanks to you. 🙂 “Thinkware” is looking like one I would buy. Thank you!

  23. Great reviews this morning on CTV news. Never knew a dual camera was offered for dash cams! Definitely something I’ll look out for. Especially liked the Cobra combo!

  24. You explained the different type of dash cams and how to use them so well we may have to get one. Cobra and Thinkware are on the top of ou list

  25. Great information. I am happy I watched the news this morning and got your site. You have now been bookmarked!
    Cobra and Thinkware will be two dash cams I’ll keep my eyes on.

  26. Good segment on CTV this morning. I never considered someone trying to scam you like that motorcyclist and his/her friend. I’ll definitely be looking more into the Cobra and Thinkware products.

  27. Thank you it was a great start for me. I have been wanting to get a camera system but didnt know much about them. Both the cobra and thinkware look likr great products

  28. keywords: cobra & thinkware:
    thank you for showcasing the cameras on CTV this morning. I would think all automakers would have these cameras installed in all newer vehicles for safety’s sake at least.

  29. Enjoyed the segment today as I’ve been thinking of getting a dash cam 🙂 I drive around the city all day (incl some hgwy time) and don’t believe what I see!!! Thanks for your research. Saving up for one with Think ware technology!

  30. You did a great job this morning on CTV! I enjoyed navigating your website, it is easy to use and full of great information. I am interested in the Cobra and Thinkware models!

  31. Great breakdown on all of the dash cams. Whoever is lucky enough to win either the Cobra or Thinkware unit, will have us all very envious.
    Some of the stuff we all see on the road is almost unbelievable when we tell our stories. Now, at least 2 of us will have some proof of our tales. Lol

  32. Never thought about a dash cam providing proof in an accident of who is at fault. Really makes me feel having one would be beneficial. Cobra and Thinkware look like amazing products!

  33. Good Morning Erin!….Loved watching you on CTV Morning Live! Great tech info on some of the available dash cams…..COBRA and THINKWARE are on my list for ease of use!

  34. Great presentation of the dash cameras on the CTV news this morning! Am very interested in one of these units in our vehicle.

  35. it was great to see the various cams available especially the Cobra and Thinkware ones did not know the versatility of the various cameras

  36. Good morning. I watch your segment on CTV all the time…two things, one you are knowledgeable and a great presenter and two, you make it easy for my generation to understand technology. Key words: COBRA & THINKWARE. Thank you. Make it a great day. PS I’d give the camera to my daughter whose vehicle has been damaged by hit and runs twice. 😔

  37. Always great to watch in the morning. Makes me aware of why we should have these in our vehicles. Thanks for great quick presentations while I have my coffee!

    The keywords are: COBRA or THINKWARE

  38. I think your review was very useful and I am certainly interested in getting one for myself and my two teenagers

    Re:cobra / thinkware

  39. Great information Erin! Dashcams have so many benefits. All options look great, especially the COBRA and THINKWARE. Thanks!

  40. Nice thing to have when in accident.Good presentation this morning Erin.Thank You.COBRA (was the name of my Military Police Unit-66 Combat Unit Cobra)and THINKWARE

  41. I have been looking for a suitable Dashcam for some time but not knowing what to choose. There are so many options,. Thanks for your great demo this morning. Both the Thinkware and Cobra would be great.

  42. I look forward to ask your tech talk. Thanks for showing us some great camera options. I just drove back from Penticton and would have enjoyed watching some of that drive.
    Cobra and Thinkware!

  43. I love the gadgets you show on TV and how you make it easier for us to decide, thank you. We have been looking at dashcams for awhile but was not sure what ones to buy and I like the dual Cobra camera and also the WiFi connection of the Thinkware camera.

  44. Thanks for your information around the dash cams, as well as your other tech reviews on the CTV morning news. It saves me time trying to research things. Keyword: cobra

  45. Great review today Erin. My wife and I were just talking about getting a dash cam and the insurance fraud video has convinced us we need to get one.
    Cobra and Thinkware are brands we will consider.

  46. Hi Erin,

    I have seen some people with dash cams in their cars. I never really appreciated the benefits of one until listening to your CTV report. Both the COBRA and THINKWARE units looked very interesting. Thank you for the information.


  47. Very informative, making a good case for purchasing one of the fine dash cams from manufacturers such as Cobra or Thinkware

  48. Very interesting information today on CTV Calgary. Would love to win a
    Thinkware or Cobra for added security in my vehicle as there are a lot of nefarious goings on these days. Being a senior citizen I like to be fully aware of scams and just normal distracted drivers.

  49. I have been thinking about getting a dashcam for some time, and Erin’s segment on this mornings show helped explain a lot of the various features that I need to think about before buying. Both the Cobra and Thinkware cameras seem to be great products, I’ll just have to decide what features I actually need.

  50. How timely! We are wanting to get a dash cam so the excellent info on the Cobra and Thinkware is very helpful. Thank you so much!

  51. Both the Cobra and Thinkware look like awesome products. And would be beneficial for my vehicle in case of an accident or theft. Thanks again Erin for a great segment

  52. I’m really into gadgets, always enjoy your segment on CTV. Either COBRA OR THINKWARE would work for me!! Thanks

  53. Didn’t think I needed one but watching your info segment on CTV has changed that! The Cobra or Thinkware units would be very useful for helping provide proof to insurance and police. Thanks Erin!

  54. After a scary traffic incident, we have been looking at dash cams, and Thinkware and Cobra are the ones we have focused on. Thanks for the informative segment on the show today – it is nice to get some unbiased information to help with the decision.

  55. Super informative segment on this mornings show. Either the Thinkware or the Cobra would be a very cool gadget in the car. Thanks and Cheers!

  56. Thanks for the informative topic on dashcams. Looking forward to seeing more segments. “COBRA”, “THINKWARE”

  57. Thanks for the demo and info on the COBRA and THINKWARE dashcams on CTV Morning Live Calgary! I’ve been wanting to get one, now I have a little more info and your website helps too!

  58. COBRA and THINKWARE. Great Information. Thanks for a quick summary regarding the dash cams. I’ve been wanting to investigate further, but didn’t know where to start. Now, I can do more research on the Cobra and or Thinkware. 🙂 Take care Erin.

  59. Hi Erin, great segment on the show. Could I ever use one of those dashcams in my truck! I drive around Calgary tons for my job and you wouldn’t believe the crazy stuff I see in the roads. The COBRA or the THINKWARE would be perfect for me.

  60. Thank you for showcasing the cameras on CTV this morning. Sound like a great product. Cobra and Thinkware.

  61. It was a great presentation and interesting material. I would love to get one of the prizes for my son, to put in his vehicle. Cobra would be great.

  62. Good Morning Erin. Great timing for reviewing dash cams. I have been trying to figure out the various models on the market. Cobra sounds like a terrific one! Love the segments that you do on CTV. I finally signed up for your blog so I don’t miss all you have to share. Have a great day.

  63. Thank you for the info on the various products on the market. You give us the info straight, no salesman pushing their products. Have the info before I go to shop.
    Thank you. Cobra & Thinkware, seem great products.

  64. Great segment on dash cams. Now I have to decide on either the Cobra or the Thinkware cam, since I am in the market to purchase one

  65. I always appreciate your informative write ups on various products, especially, as of late, the dash cam, as I have been seriously considering purchasing one. You cover all the pros/cons of all the products reviewed. Great Segment on CTV News. I would Love to win a Cobra or Thinkware. Either would be very beneficial. Have a Wonderful Day!

  66. Great information on Cobra and Thinkware. Would probably be a great asset in your defence against distracted drivers.

  67. Thanks Erin! My husband and I have been talking about getting a dash cam. Would be really cool to win the Cobra or the Thinkware! We never win anything. Ha ha!

  68. It was very helpful this morning to hear the explanation about your great products.. For a while I have considered purchasing such items for my vehicle, particularly because of the inappropriate driving that seems to be increasing. I didn’t realize where to start looking. I know now! Thanks.

    1. It was very helpful this morning to hear the explanation about your great COBRA and THINKWARE products.. For a while I have considered purchasing such items for my vehicle, particularly because of the inappropriate driving that seems to be increasing. I didn’t realize where to start looking. I know now! Thanks.

  69. We do not catch your segments often but they are always fun and informative and a person does not have to “Thinkware” to try and find information on tech things.

  70. Also would like to win one of the Codra or Thinkware dash cams. When Erin’s segment is on I always enjoy watching to find out what’s new with someone who knows the right questions to ask.Thankyou.

  71. Thank you Erin. I always enjoy your segment. Fascinating about the woman in England who almost got scammed, yikes. I want a Cobra or a Thinkware for my car!

  72. I like the dual camera feature of the COBRA device so I am able to capture front and back views in my car. As I drive around daily in Calgary for my business, I would find it invaluable to have video evidence if I ever was involved in an *incident*. Thanks Erin for the info on this mornings CTV Morning Live segment!

  73. The city should make dashcam mandatory for all vehicles. Thanks for your products! They’re very useful on the road.

  74. Very interesting information about dash cams this morning on CTV news. I have been thinking about them but didn’t know which ones to look at, and now I do.
    Thank You

  75. Great products ‘COBRA’ and THINKWARE’ this is more becoming a neccesity in our vehicles than just an option! Should pass a law making dashcams mandatory.

  76. Pleasure watching over breakfast in the morning before work. Always learn. Thought would like the Thinkware x350 but cannot stream live and record at the same time. So would likely pick Cobra then, the suction and small size works well. Would probably take either one though, as haven’t been able to buy a camera suitable for the dash yet! Anyway really, super time and well done in the morning.

  77. The info provided in Techtalk this morning make me want a dash cam even more. The “COBRA” products are great.

  78. Thanks for the review. The Cobra products look great. I currently use the Thinkware F50 forward facing with no screen and appreciate the low profile. I will be upgrading to accommodate a rear facing one as well due to the reasons you mentioned on the show. Cheers

  79. I enjoyed your segment on the Cobra cameras and Thinkware system. One hopes they never need them but if you do as they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

  80. Saw your segment this morning and was impressed with the dash cams and rear cameras. I never thought it would be something I would use but your demonstration videos about all the products including Cobra and Thinkware have me thinking differently. I do see a practical need and am surprised how affordable they are. Keep up the segments on Techtalk, I’ve gotten a lot of great gift ideas from them for my tech savvy family! Being from the Baby Boomer Generation, I appreciate feeling “in the know” and have even impressed my family members with information you have provided!

  81. I always enjoy your segments on the morning show. I never thought about buying a dash camera but found the information enlightening. It would be especially nice to win one.

  82. What great timing! We’ve been checking out dash cams because of an incident on the highway this summer and all your info will help us make our decision easier. Now which to buy? Cobra or Thinkware? Hmmmm… Thanks heaps and bunches for your help.

  83. I have been thinking of getting a dash camera for a while and found your segment to be very informative. I was not aware of the rear facing camera. Keywords Cobra and Thinkware.

  84. Love the segments in the morning! I have been looking for a good DashCam and this segment has really helped. I am thinking I would buy the THINKWARE system, but the COBRA looks pretty good too.

    Thank you!

  85. Keywords Cobra & Thinkware
    My wife and I truly enjoy your Tech Talks and thank you for introducing us to all the wonderful gadget’s. A dashcam has been on my gift list for sometime, so to win one would be great!


  86. Thank you very much Erin for all your valuable information about dash cameras. I will remember the names COBRA and THINKWARE X350 when looking for a reliable one.

  87. I really enjoyed your Tech Talk. Your information on COBRA and THINKWARE will save us a lot of time when we go shopping for a dashcam.

  88. Dash Cams are a great way to prove what happened, what you might have missed and who did what to your car! What’s more, you just might catch a meteor and provide valuable astronomical data, as in Chelyabinsk, a few years ago. It is a great public service to promote their use. Good for you, Erin!

  89. I love watching Tech Talk while having my first coffee for the day. Thanks to your segments, my peers think i am so smart sharing techy stuff during lunch hour 🙂 Cobra and Thinkware are great brands!

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